There are plenty of different
video file formats. These files may include not just
video but also
audio and metadata — all in one file. These file types include:
.avi- A blast from the past, the Audio Video Interleave file format was invented by Microsoft. Does not support most modern
videocodecs in use today.
video. This used to be the only
videofile format Flash fully supported. Now it also includes support for
.mpv- MPEG4 is based on Apple's QuickTime player and requires that software for playback.
Each of the previously mentioned
video file formats require a browser plugin or some sort of standalone software for playback. Next, we'll look ...